Tournament Results 1979

The 271st Recorded Meeting in the 307th year of
The Society of Archers
was held at Halifax, West Yorkshire
on the 26th day of May 1979

The Clerks Report

Be it recorded that the Captain, Lieutenant and Gentlemen of the Society of Archers assembled at 10 o’clock on the 26th May 1979 at Holy Trinity School grounds , Holmfield, for the 271st Recorded meeting in the 307th year of the Society. Sixty five Gentlemen took part in the Commemcement of the shooting in very poor weather.

Be it recorded that Mr Jack Percival was adjudged to be the Lieutenant, and Mr Geoffrey Lightfoot was appointed Captain of the Arrow. Luncheon was taken at the adjoining ordinary to be followed by the Annual Meeting of the Society. In the afternoon only a few arrows were shot before it was adjudged to be too cold and wet to be of further enjoyment. The Gentlemen then retired early for tea and presentations.

Money collected for the poor of the Parish £5.69.


The Scorton Trophies
Captain of the ArrowG Lightfoot
Lieutenant of the ArrowJ Percival
The Horn Spoon for Worst WhiteD Walsh
The Ben Hird Sword for most Hits, LongbowC Reid
The Thirsk Insignia for Yorkshiremen
The Silver Arrow & Gold Quiver, for Highest ScoreE Cervi
The Thirsk Bugle for most HitsE Chattaway
The Thirsk Silver Medal for Best GoldN Flanigan
The Subscription Trophies
The Gold Medal for the Captain of NumbersG Lightfoot
The Gold Medal for the Highest ScoreG Stockham
The Phillips Cup for the Best Gold of the MeetingL Broughton
The Sweepstakes
Best GoldL Broughton
Second BestN Flanigan
Third BestR Pointing
Most GoldsG Lightfoot
Second MostB Trotter
Third MostE Cervi, P Inman, K Holmes


Entered but did not shoot: M Allison, D M Holt, S S Henderson, B Harris, J Hoole, E Powell

Minutes of the 1979 Meeting

The minutes were read by the Lieutenant, approved and signed.

Matters arising: The Wilkinson Sword Trophy. It was agreed that the Ben Hird Memorial Trophy would be placed in a suitable carrying box and that silver plaques be affixed to the mounting to record the dates and names of winners. It was further agreed that the Sword would form part of the Scorton Group of trophies taking precedence after the Horn Spoon. The Sword would be awarded annually to the longbowman scoring the highest number of hits on the scoring surface of his targets. Should there be a tie then the highest score would decide the winner.

Accounts: The Clerk reported that the balance at the bank remained undisturbed at £15.22

Ties and Cravats: The Gentlemen present approved the style and design of Society ties and cravats. The opportunity was taken at this point to request Gentlemen to wear ties or cravats at Luncheon and Tea.

Appreciations: The Captain expressed his thanks on behalf of the Society to the Ladies for scoring, to the Govenors of the School for the use of the grounds, to Messrs Firths Carpets Limited for their support, to the Judge for his services and to the Clerk of the Society.

There being no further matters to consider, the Gentlemen then withdrew to continue shooting.

The Antient Silver Arrow